Two injuries at wide receiver have opened up an opportunity for a bigger offensive role for Sal Cannella. With Will Hastings and Eli Stove both recovering from spring ACL injuries, Auburn has turned to Cannella to help fill its slot receiver position in fall camp. Cannella, who signed with Auburn out of JUCO as a tight end, provides the Tigers with a bigger look than the team has traditionally used in the slot -- something that could give the offense a new wrinkle when it opens the season Sept. 1 against Washington. "He's a bigger guy, so he brings a different element to the game, different route-running, he's a bigger target as well, so it's kind of fun to see him as a bigger guy in that role," receiver Ryan Davis said. "He brings a different matchup problem to defenses, as well, he has some wiggle to him, he has great route-running stuff, so it's good to see him in that role and see him do something different as well." The 6-foot-5, 232-pound Cannella was expected to be a … [Read more...] about Sal Cannella gives Auburn ‘different element’ at slot receiver with Will Hastings out
Sal Cannella hopes to make the most of his newest opportunity following a disappointing debut season on the Plains last year. After dealing with dropped passes and at times struggling to get on the field last season as a result, Cannella looks to bounce back after earning a starting spot on Auburn's depth chart at slot receiver. "He's one of the more improved players that we've had on our team," Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. "The fact that we had the two ACL injuries in the spring really gave him opportunities, and he's really seized the moment." Cannella took advantage of an opening at slot in the aftermath of the torn ACLs sustained by Will Hastings and Eli Stove in the spring, the former of which excelled in the slot last season and developed a strong rapport with quarterback Jarrett Stidham while proving to be a viable big-play threat. Hastings finished last season as Auburn's No. 3 receiver, totaling 26 catches for 525 yards and four touchdowns. Now Cannella hopes to … [Read more...] about Sal Cannella has ‘seized the moment’ at slot receiver for Auburn, but will it translate to games?
JImmy Kimmel's cousin and former staff writer now hosts gambling show "Lock It In" on FS1 Daniel Kohn, provided by Published 12:25 pm PDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Cousin Sal on Sports Gambling: ‘You Can Either Shame Everybody Who Is Involved or Embrace It’ 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Against all odds — which is also the name of his podcast on the Ringer Podcast Network — Cousin Sal Iacono has made the leap from the writer’s room on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (hosted by his famous cousin) to the host’s seat. In August, Iacono was named as one of the hosts of FS1’s new sports gambling show “Lock It In.” He’s joined by co-hosts Clay Travis of “Outkick the Coverage,” odds maker Todd Fuhrman and Rachel Bonnetta. For someone who has many, many years of experience with sports gambling (he has appeared on … [Read more...] about Cousin Sal on Sports Gambling: ‘You Can Either Shame Everybody Who Is Involved or Embrace It’
Sal de gusano is salt made from moth larvae— and it’s delicious. Paired with Mezcal it’s like a back-in-the-day spend the night party, N64 and all. These two literally grew up together. To make sal de gusano, the larvae that grows on agave is toasted, ground, and then mixed with salt and dried chilies. A sip of floral mezcal finished with savory sal and sweet, watery naranjas has a je ne sais quoi rhythm that just makes you want more. Whereas tequila is only made from blue weber agave and in Tequila, Jalisco, mezcal can be made from any type of agave spanning nine different regions in Mexico (Tequila included.) Each interpretation of this hyperlocal spirit is a testament to the individual mezcalero behind it. The majority of them curate in small batches and in the past 20 years, thanks to bottlers like Del Maguey, it’s now possible for the world to access these artisan spirits without getting shaken down at the border. (Still pissed.) Though now, more … [Read more...] about Perfect Pairings: Mezcal, Sal de Gusano y Naranjas at The Pastry War
Two years out of prison, former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi has harsh words for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, which he calls a "rogue agency" that denies prisoners health care. "I can give examples of inhumane and cruel treatment in prison for lack of medical care," DiMasi said in an interview Wednesday on WGBH News. "Every other day someone in my unit would die, and they would do nothing about it." DiMasi is a Democrat who first joined the Massachusetts House in 1979 and led the body from 2004 to 2009, when he resigned amid a corruption probe. He was convicted on federal corruption charges in 2011 for accepting bribes in exchange for steering state contracts to the software company Cognos. DiMasi was granted compassionate release from prison in November 2016, after serving five years of an eight-year sentence. He was 71 at the time, survived throat and prostate cancer and could not swallow due to side effects from the cancer treatment, according to his wife. He had been … [Read more...] about Former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi calls U.S. Bureau of Prisons ‘rogue agency’ that denies inmates health care